Category Archives: Hadassah
EDITOR’S NOTE: Adapted from their web site and newsletter.
The Montana Chapter of Hadassah is a member of the Hadassah Desert Region. It is a special organization as it is one of only two Hadassah chapters to cover an entire state. The members of Montana Hadassah organize local book clubs and fund raising events. But we also come together as a single group each year to plan activities, share our interests and knowhow, and get to know one another. Although the physical distances between us is large, the over 100 members share their enthusiasm for the Hadassah mission and strive to create a sense of Jewish community.
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel. It enhances the health of people worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Hadassah empowers its members and supporters, as well as youth in Israel and America through opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity.
To attract and engage younger women
To strengthen Hadassah in the United States and in Israel
To build a global organization
To engage new partners and build coalitions
To develop and fund initiatives that impact both Israel and the American Community
K’lal Israel Community
The best part of our organization is that we provide a unique opportunity to connect with other fabulous Jewish women around the great state of Montana. Our chapter is itself a resource to create new friendships while we pursue our Jewish education and do important global service. Local groups form Book Clubs and Fundraisers, and fun activities to build our Montana Jewish community.
Interested in Joining?
Have you recently moved to Montana and would like to learn more about our chapter activities? Explore our website and contact us directly.
We are looking forward to a wonderful Montana Statewide Hadassah Meeting, June 21 – 23. We will be on the shore of beautiful Flathead Lake at Marina Cay in Bigfork. You will be inspired by our Shabbat Services, educated by health professionals, informed about Israel, past, present and future, and delighted with good food and friends. As usual we will have a lot of fun with our Silent Auction of new or lightly used items and make plans for our Chapter at our annual business meeting. Laura Green, our Region Area Vice President will be our special guest. Laura’s in depth knowledge of Hadassah and Israel will make for stimulating discussions. Of course we will plan on some free time for taking in the town of Big Fork. The weekend will begin with Shabbat dinner at Steve and Patty Schnall’s beautiful home on the Swan River. The meal will be provided by our Flathead Valley members. Please make your hotel reservations and send us your registration form as soon as possible. The cut off date for the hotel rates in our block is May 21. If you have any questions, please call or e mail any of us. See you soon.
Melissa Werner, Mary Kaplan, Kay Gersh, Ginny Shayne
Marina Cay Room Reservations: Ask for HADASSAH Group Room Rates @ 1-800-433-6516
The Registration form
Montana HADASSAH Annual Meeting 2013
Honor the Past – Inspire the Future
JUNE 21-23, 2013 Marina Cay Resort – Bigfork, Montana
Fri, June 21 7:00 pm Dinner followed by service and keynote speaker
Sat, June 22 8:00 am Breakfast, Shabbat morning service, Hadassah Programming
Lunch, Dinner, Havdallah, Silent Auction
Sun, June 23 8:00 am –12:00 pm Breakfast, Montana Hadassah Annual Meeting
Registration Fee: $36/person (enclose with registration form) Make checks payable to Montana Hadassah and mail to: Montana Hadassah
c/o Mary Kaplan
136 Lupine Dr
Kalispell, MT 59901
Accommodations: Marina Cay Resort in Bigfork has a variety of lodging options and has offered Montana Hadassah a substantial room discount starting at $109/night (based on using a minimum number of rooms.) Please call the resort at 800-433-6515 or 406-837-5861and let them know you are with HADASSAH. In addition they are offering these rates for 3 days prior and after the weekend, for those wishing to extend their stay. Please make reservations early to get your preferred lodging. Hadassah rates, reservation deadline is May 21. For more information go to: http://www.Marinacay.com.
What Will it Cost: Your resort room; Dinner Saturday evening
Registration fee of $36 – includes 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Questions: Melissa Werner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ginny Shayne: email@example.com
Kay Gersh: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Kaplan: email@example.com
REGISTRATION FORM: Due by June 10th Enclose Registration Fee of $36/person
Street City, State, Zip
Phone #s: ________________(H) _______________(W) ________________(C)
Email: ____________________________________ Need a roommate?
Would love to have you join us for our Hadassah Centennial Celebration on Aug. 12. Please pass this invitation on to anyone you think might be interested. We have a wonderful evening planned with food, fun, friends and a stimulating presentation by Bruce Barrett, Northwest Regional AIPAC Director and former Law Professor, about Henrietta Szold, the founding of Hadassah, and its place in Israel’s history. For more information feel free to contact Kay Gersh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
100 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A GALA CELEBRATION
AT THE RISING SUN BISTRO
SUNDAY, AUG 12, 6:30 P.M.
PLEASE R.S.V.P. BY AUG. 1
PATTY SCHNALL email@example.com
MINIMUM DONATION $36 PER PERSON
PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE NEW HOSPITAL TOWER
IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND BUT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A
DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT PLEASE SEND CHECKS MADE OUT TO “HADASSAH” TO:
PO BOX 487
WHITEFISH MT. 59937
Last chance to gift yourself or others to a Life or Associate membership in Hadassah for only $100.00
From: Janet Tatz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 5:20 AM
Subject: Last chance to gift yourself or others to a Life or Associate membership in Hadassah for only $100.00
To: Montana Hadassah email@example.com
We are now into December and that means there is less than one month left to take advantage of Hadassah’s great Centennial year promotion of becoming a Life member in this wonderful organization for only $100.00!
Whether you gift yourself, a friend, a relative, young or old, Hadassah has something to offer everyone. And, of course, for the men ( and boys!) in our lives, there is the gift of Associate membership.
As many of you have heard, next year, the cost of Life and Associate membership is going up to $212.00 ( still a bargain from the usual $360.00 price). Why not “upgrade” or gift someone you know and live today?
Hadassah does so much good throughout the world. Help us continue on our mission to spread healing, education, Jewish identity and knowledge.
Don’t miss out on this once in a life time opportunity to become a Life member of Hadassah at this greatly reduced rate. This truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
The Montana Association of Jewish Communities (MAJCO) held its annual Shabbaton over the past weekend, July 15-17, near Glacier Park hosted by Congregation Bet Harim of Kalispell. By all reports, it was an exceptional event. The weekend saw a keynote address by Rabbi David Sapperstein, the Director and Chief Legal Counsel for the Union for Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center.
Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts kept any congregants from Aitz Chaim from attending the Shabbaton. The next MAJCO Shabbaton will by hosted by Congregation Beth Aaron in Billings over October 5-7, 2012. The 2013 Shabbaton is scheduled by be hosted by Great Falls.
During the MAJCO business meeting on July 17, Hadassah also announced that their 2012 Hadassah Shabbaton will be June 22-24, 2012 at Big Sky. (ed note: This information has been corrected as of 7/26/2011).
Other news from the meeting included:
* Announcement of an election for MAJCO officers during the December, 2011 meeting in Helena (coinciding with the annual menorah lighting in the Capitol).
* A series of changes to the MAJCO bylaws. Those by-law changes will be the subject of an additional article on this site.